This webinar was presented live on March 25, 2020. The original webinar recording is not available due to technical difficulties with the webinar hosting platform. However, Dr. Chapman was kind enough to make a recording for us. You can also help yourself to the slide deck and Dr. Chapman’s detailed notes below.
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This workshop argues that motivational enhancement therapy or the mnemonic devices associated with Motivational Interviewing (things like OARS and FRAMES that help organize M.I.’s technique) may be necessary but not necessarily sufficient to ensure engaging an interviewee in change talk. Infusing one’s clinical work with not only the practices and principles of motivational enhancement counseling, but, most importantly, its spirit is a quintessential component of engaging individuals in conversation about changing their substance using behaviors. This webinar considers how the underlying spirit of motivational enhancement counseling can engage interviewees in the exploration of their lives, initiate a shift in perspective, and foster a belief in what the presenter calls “possibility thinking.”
Robert Chapman, PhD, is an experienced practitioner and educator who for 45+ years has worked in both in- and outpatient SUD treatment programs. Since 1988, his professional interests focused on high-risk and dangerous collegiate drinking and other drug use. He is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral Health Counseling and an adopted member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Learn more about Dr. Chapman on his blog.